It’s never too early to start dreaming about a career in STEM; creating, designing and building the machines of the future. Our STEM ambassadors are out in the community, spending time in schools and colleges, inspiring the next generation and their parents, carers and teachers. Children as young as 14 are invited to join us for a week’s work experience for an insight into the amazing array of opportunities our industry offers.
Inspiring the next generation about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is something we take very seriously at JCB, and the STEM ambassadors help light a spark in the engineers and designers of the future.
Our STEM ambassadors visit schools and colleges, helping to spread the word about the potential opportunities that the world of STEM can open up. This could take the form of educational activities like building diggers with primary school children or attending careers fairs to engage directly with students who are actively making decisions about their careers.
By doing this, we will help to overcome the shortage of key STEM skills currently facing the industry.
Only 16.5% of the people currently working in engineering in the UK are female. We know that to continue to achieve at the highest level as an organisation, we need the best and brightest minds now and in future. We’re setting out to redress the balance and make our workplaces inclusive and welcoming for everyone. At JCB, you’ll find women working at every level and in every team. Our women in engineering initiative aims to bring more female apprentices into our organisation to make sure that this is always the case.
The way vehicles are manufactured and powered is not sustainable and it’s up to the innovators and the dreamers to decide and develop what comes next. Our aim is to be at the front of our industry as we move towards a carbon zero future. Our Early Careers learners will get to experience first hand some of the groundbreaking projects we’re working on and see how we’re changing the world with alternative power sources including hydrogen and electricity.
We offer a weeks work experience specifically designed for students aged 14-18 where they can do a placement in the department which interests them most. Alternatively, university students aged 18 and over can do a week-long placement, taking part in activities which they may not be able to in a university setting, picking up new skills along the way and making themselves more attractive to future employers.